Mansfield Park - BBC details
|Starring:||Nicholas Farrell, Bernard Hepton, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Angela Pleasence, Anna Massey|
|Studio:||2 ENTERTAIN VIDEO|
Mansfield Park - BBC - Disc 1
|TBC Disc 1|
Mansfield Park - BBC - Disc 2
|TBC Disc 2|
|Run time:||5 hours|
|Rental release:||07 Nov 2005|
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True to the bookBy a customer from london, england , 22 Nov 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Much better than the ITV version, the main character is actually recognisable
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Off with their headsBy MotherKnowsBest (2 reviews) , 07 Nov 2011Dire, granted not Jane Austen's best novel, but in this version not one character including Fanny Price (the lead), has any charm or energy. The actors are well known and all of them are good but they are working with a heavy script and very slow, leaden direction. Even the scenes which are supposed to have humour just die on the vine What this version does bring out is just what ghastly parasites they all were. Had us all saying OFF WITH THEIR HEADS
dull and uninspiringBy eurilla (17 reviews) from Oxfordshire, UK , 09 Jul 2009Very dull screenplay. Tedious writing that the actors could to little to lift. We were bored and gave up halfway through, though we have enjoyed different productions of various Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell books.
Seductive, fresh and statelyBy a customer from Oxford , 01 Feb 2009The pace of this 1983 BBC adaptation takes some getting used to after years of being galloped through Andrew Davies' witty and lavish adaptations, and the acting can seem mannered and theatrical. If you can surrender to it though, this version is full of interest and ends up feeling far more authentic than most. Sylvestra Le Touzel deserved all the awards going for displaying Fanny's virtues and weakness so convincingly. Nicholas Farrell had a slightly easier task with Edmund but is equally impressive in the part. Enjoy it.
too oldBy a customer from Weymouth , 26 Nov 2008A new version would be better. !!!!!
Not stood the test of timeBy a customer from Loughborough , 14 Nov 2008Whilst the represetnation is fair, this BBC adaptation hasn't stood the test of time well. The interpretation and filming are both dated to the extent that they interfere with enjoyment of the story. I am an ardent Austen fan and couldn't face Disc 2.